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Range Safety Officer

Southern Launch Full Time

Job Description

About the company

Southern Launch, based in Adelaide, South Australia, offers infrastructure and operational support for orbital and suborbital rocket launches. We have two multi-user launch sites: The Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex and the Koonibba Test Range.

About the role

As a Range Safety Officer, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and compliance of our launch operations. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Launch Safety Oversight: Ensure adherence to our standard operating procedures for launch activities, and identify and implement safety enhancements.
  • Customer Support: Foster credible relationships with our customers while actively contributing to the collaborative development of safe operational practices.
  • Launch Systems Inspection: Conduct thorough inspections of all launch equipment to ensure compliance with safety standards, and apply a progressive safety approach to new technologies. perform final checks before initiating hazardous procedures.
  • Hazardous Procedures Management: Supervise hazardous launch procedures and improve safety protocols and standard operating guidelines.
  • Procedural Compliance: Ensure adherence to procedural guidelines during all launch activities and collaborate on the development of operating and hazardous procedures.
  • Continuous Safety Improvement: Enhance safety protocols and best practices, and recommend improvements based on industry standards and emerging technologies.

These responsibilities require a dynamic individual who can proactively ensure safety, collaborate effectively, and drive continuous improvement in launch operations.

About you

Applicants will have demonstrated expertise and practical knowledge in launch operations, defence technologies and/or explosive ordnance to be considered for the role. We are also looking for:

  • Qualifications in a relevant technical field.
  • Previous experience in a safety officer role.
  • Thorough understanding of explosive ordnance and ignition systems.
  • Knowledge of rocket fuelling processes and cryogenics.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

This position requires you to hold and maintain a valid Australian Defence Security Clearance.

If you’re passionate about space and want to help us pioneer launch capability here in Australia, we want to hear from you. Please apply with your resume and a cover letter that highlights your experience and qualifications for the role.

About Southern Launch

Southern Launch expands space exploration from the Southern Hemisphere with end-to-end launch services for your next space mission.

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